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Advocacy Resources

Build Your Policy Knowledge and Take a Stand for NPs and Our Patients Nationwide

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Advocacy Resources

Effective advocacy begins with an understanding of the core issues and positions influencing NP practice. Become familiar with AANP's position on education, regulation, policy and patient care—then, use that knowledge to make a measurable difference in the health of our country.

State Policy Maps

Conduct a deeper dive into the policies affecting your state with State Policy Maps, which include items such as prescriptive authority for controlled substances, signature authorization and primary care provider recognition.

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Position Statements

Learn where AANP stands on the issues that matter to you and your practice with position statements and papers that reflect The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®. Plus, order position statements on official AANP letterhead for use in your practice!

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Policy Briefs

Gain an understanding of the core issues that impact NP practice with Policy Briefs. Then, partner with AANP in promoting the NP role and expanding patient access to high-quality health care.

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COVID-19 Policy Updates

Review COVID-19 federal and state policy resources.

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Nurse Practitioners: Improving Patient Outcomes for Opioid Use Disorder

Explore how improving access to medication assisted treatments (MATs) can have a profound impact on individuals with opioid use disorder, their families and the health of our nation in this infographic, which includes a look into the growth of buprenorphine waivers among NPs.

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AANP and the NP Roundtable Joint Statements

Review joint position statements from AANP and our national NP partners to see how the community is united around the NP role.

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Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Advocacy Filings

See how the FTC responds to proposed policy decisions related to advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).

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Think Tank and Stakeholder Policy Statements

Read statements from national think tanks and other stakeholders on how NPs can aid in improving access and addressing health care challenges.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): State Government Affairs

Gain answers to your most pressing AANP State Government Affairs questions, including how to get involved in policy, where to find resources for NP business owners and more!

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Government Affairs FAQs

Review answers to the most frequently asked questions surrounding policy and the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Government Affairs Update Archive

Ensure you are up to date on the latest policy issues from the AANP Government Affairs Update e-newsletter. Plus, don’t worry if you miss an issue—you can view a complete archive of past newsletters to stay informed.

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Advocacy Center

Get involved at the AANP Advocacy Center, where you can view and search for legislation, sign up for alerts and lend your support by contacting your legislators.

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Influence the Law

Find the tools you need to start making a difference in your state and across the country—whether you’re simply looking for talking points or you’re preparing to meet with members of Congress.

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Current and Trending News

Monitor the latest NP-related news, receive updates about legislation and see how NPs are shaping the future of health care at the AANP News Feed.

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